Reston, VA /
IT /
Contingent Full Time
Ironclad Technology Services is a Virginia based Information Technology and Business Consulting services company focused on supporting public and private sector customers as they tackle their most daunting information technology and business challenges. We focus on solving real world business problems through innovative thinking, a talented staff, and hard work.

Ironclad’s vision is to be an agent of change by delivering products and services that fundamentally impact the way our customers do business, creating unique value for our customers through innovation, agility, and efficiency. Likewise, we aspire to be a hub of technical and operational expertise, attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent in our industry.
Ironclad is actively looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to support the development of mission-critical applications involving AI/ML capabilities for a prominent intelligence mission. SDET is a hands-on software engineer who develops code to automate testing and validation of back-end microservices and micro-frontend applications. SDET works in close collaboration with the application development and software factory teams to produce well-tested high-quality applications. 


    • Establish automation framework to test and validate microservices and micro-frontend applications
    • Develop automated tests for each feature and user story in a standard programming language
    • Document and monitor testing outcomes and establish steps to remedy problems
    • Implement test-driven development and behavior-driven development practices
    • Track testing tasks in the integrated product backlog and work in close collaboration with application developers to codify test cases
    • Integrated tests into CI/CD pipelines, closely monitor test results, and promptly fix test failures
    • Implement processes to synthesize and manage test data
    • Measure code coverage and code quality using tools such as Sonar and ensure a minimum of 80% coverage of tested code

Minimum Qualifications

    • US Citizens with active TS/SCI
    • 6+ years as SDET with deep experience developing test automation scripts for large applications involving microservices, web UIs and APIs
    • Thorough understanding of QA concepts and quality standards for distributed applications and CI/CD pipeline processes
    • Strong hands-on experience with a major programming language: Java, Python, and similar
    • Strong hands-on experience with major testing frameworks including Selenium, Junit, JMeter, and similar
    • Fluent in Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) practices
    • Familiarity with JavaScript testing frameworks such as Protractor or similar
    • Experience working in small cross-functional agile teams developing user stories and codifying acceptance criteria
    • Experience integrating automated tests into CI/CD pipelines
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT, or related field

Desired Skills

    • Experience developing automated tests for AI/ML applications
    • Experience as SDET in development of applications for intel mission involving low-side development and testing and high-side deployment


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Ironclad Technology Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO). All employment and hiring decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ironclad offers a comprehensive compensation package including Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, HSA + Employer Contribution, Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, 401(K) + company match, Paid Time Off (PTO), Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Company Holidays, Tuition Assistance Program, Professional Development and more. 

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